Tool
Description
Usefulness Rating
(1-5)
Ease-of-Use Rating
google-drive-logo-lockupGoogle Drive
Google Drive is free and allows you to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms or drawings. You can organize items into folders, publish to the web, and share documents with other users. It also supports existing document uploads, and files such as Word and PowerPoint can be translated into a Google Doc or saved in Cloud Storage.
5
Easy
 
issuuIssuu
Issuu is a free site that allows teachers to upload documents and then convert them into digital publications. Completed projects can be linked or embedded on web sites and experienced as "flip books."
4
Easy
 
yudu
YUDU
YUDU is a free site that allows you to upload and then embed PDF documents. Similar to Issuu, teachers can create digital "flip books" to display student work.
3
Easy
 
calameoCalaméo
Calaméo is a free site similar to Issuu and YUDU that allows teachers to upload and embed PDF documents. It has the added benefits of also incorporating uploads from Microsoft Word.
3
Easy
 
DocStacDocstoc
DocStoc is a free web tool that allows teachers to upload and embed PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly on a class web site or blog. This is a quick way to distribute content.
4
Easy
 
blendspaceBlendspace
Blendspace allows teachers to curate and distribute web based content from just about any other site. It also allows teachers to create classes to track student engagement, and includes built-in assessment tools.
4
Hard
 
padletPadlet
Formerly Wallwisher, Padlet is a web based collaborative tool. Teachers and students can collaborate on a multimedia "wall" using digital sticky notes. Students can include text, images, video, and links in their notes. This is a quick way for students to all share their work.
4
Easy
 
flipsnackFlipSnack EDU
FlipSnack is another free tool to design a magazine-style digital document. Teachers can upload student work as a PDF and have it converted into a "flip book" to be read on a class web site or shared with a link.
3
Hard